Chris Paul will be ready to go for training camp after reports surfaced that he’s had surgery on his left wrist after the 2021 NBA Finals.
It was a minor flaw that could have been easily overlooked for any fan casually sifting through the NBA Finals, but now it all makes sense. The Phoenix Suns‘ Chris Paul had a taped wrist throughout the duration of the series, and while there were little talks about it here and there, it wasn’t that severe since he played some of his basketball throughout this time.
You could even argue that he was hiding his injury to a degree. He just kinda played through it, not really bringing too much attention to it. It all comes down to load management and proper rest, as the 36-year old would tell ESPN.
Chris Paul finally got his wrist tended to with surgery to repair partially torn ligaments
The ailment amounted to torn ligaments and soreness that plagued him throughout the NBA Finals series. Paul also had bad luck with a bout of COVID-19, which kept him out of the series for some games and a shoulder injury. Marc Spears reported that this surgery should have him ready to go for upcoming training camp.
This, partnered with Paul’s decision to stay in Phoenix for a four-year, $120 million contract, makes for a good opportunity for him to claw his way back to the playoffs and then some.